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Reviews 774 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food on campus is fine. Nothing great, but nothing terrible either

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Safety works hard to keep us safe. They always send out email alerts if there is any suspicious activity near the campus.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Getting financial aid at Anderson is easy. Just make sure you apply for it early-- you're more likely to get more if you do.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Downtown is cute and there are stores for everything you need within 10 minutes.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a million and one places to eat off campus. A five minute drive up the road can get you just about anything you want to eat. A lot of places deliver as well.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: The school is strict about important things like drugs, alcohol, and members of the opposite sex in rooms outside of visting hours.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Volleyball games are SO much fun. Everyone is always so pumped.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Anderson University is VERY generous with scholarships if you have worked hard to get the grades that deserve it.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Pratt, which is one of the original buildings on campus. It is over 100 years old and still going strong. It has the typical old building creaks and the occasionally sensitive fire alarm, but other than that it is great. When something isn't as great as we would like it to be, we just have to remind ourselves that it is an old building.

The social atmosphere in our building is great. It is not huge so we all pretty much know each other by sight and most by name. We tend to congregate in a few rooms in the building and generally get along well.

About half of the dorms are within a 90 walk from the classrooms and caf. The other half are maybe a 2 min walk. Everything is really close, but not cramped by any means. The only time that you have to leave for class more than 3 minutes early is if your class is at the Athletic campus, a 8 minute walk, though you could get there in 3 if you run.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: AU has the best party scene EVER! Drunk parties do not happen on campus so the parties we have in the dorms are great fun.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Shopping is great, off-campus food options are numerous, churches are plentiful, and there is a lot to do off campus for safe, clean, fun.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of different restaurants in Anderson. You can pretty much find whatever you're looking for.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health clinic at AU is great. The women who work there will care for you as if you're their own children, and go above and beyond in making sure you receive what you need.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors really care about you and your success. They will always take the time to hang out with you in their office and make sure you know the material, or help you find new opportunities. We have a free tutoring center and tons of people on staff who are more than willing to help you with anything you need, whether that's finishing up an essay, learning to study more effectively, or just encourage you.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: In the Christian studies majors, our professors are extremely invested in our lives because they want us to be trained at the highest possible level of excellence before we start our careers. Most of the professors in the program are or were pastors, so they have a lot of hands-on experience and practical wisdom along with their knowledge of the material they teach. These professors love to mentor us, pray with us, and spend extra time with us to teach us things above and beyond what the courses require, and they have lots of opportunities set in place to help us get out into the ministry work so we can gain valuable experience. I am extremely impressed with the Christian studies programs at AU.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: AU is constantly growing and keeping up with the times. Every new student gets an iPad for personal use and classroom use, and they're about to build a huge multi-million dollar student center that will include several restaurants, study spaces, and recreational areas for students to relax and have fun.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The library is awesome, and student activities is always coming up with new ways to keep us busy.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's a lot of school spirit at AU, but it's not as if the athletic program is the hub of school life. Our music and theater programs, for example, are just as big of a deal here.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It can sometimes be a bit of a hassle to get people on the phone in the financial aid office, but the people there really care and want to help as much as possible. They worked with me to make sure I got as much aid as I was eligible for.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The rules aren't that bad. If you're of age, you can drink off-campus as long as you don't come back drunk or bring alcohol back on campus with you. There's no curfew, so you can be out on the lawn or at Waffle House or wherever until 5 AM if you please, and the rule about visitation hours isn't that bad... it means your suitemates know when they can walk around half-undressed without someone of the opposite sex walking in, and there are plenty of places around and off campus to hand out with people of the other gender without having them in your room. Yes, you have to keep the lights on and the door propped open, but it's not like the RA's stalk the hall peering in at you all the time. At AU, the honor code is very strong. As long as we don't break a bunch of rules, we're mostly left to do as we please and trusted to act like adults.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms is pretty cool. Most of them don't have kitchens, but microwaves and mini-fridges are allowed. The Boulevard dorms are the newest and have kitchens in the lobbies, but they have painted-cinderblock walls in the rooms, which make them a little less homey, and they're further from classes. If you're trying to choose between Denmark and Pratt, definitely try to get into Denmark. They're redoing the bathrooms in Pratt this summer, I believe, but Denmark is just better quality. Both Pratt and Denmark are connected to Merritt, the building where the dining hall is, so living in either of them means easy access to meals. Both of them are quite close to the rest of things on campus, too (classes, library, etc.) You have to walk up a big hill to get from the Village to all of those things, but the Village has private rooms if you're willing to pay a little more. Kingsley is a bit of a walk to everything, but no more than the Village is. Stringer is way at the end of campus, further even than Boulevard. It's quite a bit of a walk from there to main campus, so I wouldn't recommend living there unless you have a car or like to walk a lot.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People typically dress casually, a bit on the preppy side, but we also have lots of athletes and others who dress differently. Regardless of your personality and style, you'll find people to get along with at this school.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everyone acts like a big family at AU. A lot of people say that about their school, but at Anderson you are literally treated like family by most of the surrounding people. The staff and faculty will get to know you and are happy to take care of you in any way they can.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Anderson is very accepting of people who are different than the average student. We have plenty of students of different races and a small LGBT population, and I've never seen these people treated any differently.

4 College Senior

Weather: Fall and Spring are beautiful on the campus. Anderson is located where the weather is never too extreme. Some days in summer can be brutal for just a few days.

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